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'''James Madison University''' (also known as '''JMU''', '''The U'', ''Madison''', or '''James Madison''') is a public university|public coeducational research university located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States. Founded in 1908 as the '''State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Harrisonburg''', the institution was renamed '''Madison College''' in 1938 in honor of James Madison|President James Madison and then '''James Madison University''' in 1977. The university is situated in the Shenandoah Valley, with the campus quadrangle (architecture)|quadrangle located on U.S. Route 11 in Virginia|South Main Street in Harrisonburg.
Image nameJames MadisonU seal.png
MottoKnowledge is Liberty
Established1908
TypePublic university|Public
Location| city = Harrisonburg, Virginia|Harrisonburg
StateVirginia
CountryU.S.
EndowmentUnited States dollar|$78 million{{cite web|url=http://www.jmu.edu/foundation/market-value.shtml|title=JMU Foundation|accessdate=2014-10-14}}
Budget$523.8 million{{cite web|url=https://www.jmu.edu/budgetmgmt/univbudgetinfo.shtml|title=JMU University Budget Information & Statistics|accessdate=2015-09-26}}
Faculty1,390
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